Dental negligence - What is

Can I Claim Against my Dentist for Dental Negligence?

Visiting the dentist is a stressful and difficult experience for many people. But if you are the victim of dental negligence, it can be even more distressing.

If you have suffered from preventable pain or injury after substandard dentistry, you have the right to claim against the dentist/dental hygienist who treated you for dental negligence.

Dental Negligence’s Examples

Dental negligence is when a dental health professional fails to provide the right standard of care, often resulting in a dental problem getting worse rather than better.

Some of the problems you may have experienced include:

  • Damage to your teeth
  • Nerve damage
  • Failure to diagnose oral cancer
  • Substandard dental implants
  • Substandard root canal work
What to Do if your Dentist Breaks your Jaw

When a dental procedure is performed incorrectly or without the proper techniques or preparation, it is possible to fracture the jawbone. This can cause intense pain and ongoing medical treatments to repair the damage.
When caused by dental negligence a jaw fracture can be reason to claim against the dentist/dental hygienist who treated you.

What are the Time Limits for Making a Dental Negligence Claim?

You normally have 3 years from the date that you knew or to have known that you suffered of dental negligence because of the negligent treatment that you received.

We would be happy to talk through with you what is needed to claim compensation for dental negligence.

The information that we will need will include the following:

  • Your dental history going back to your childhood.
  • Whether your condition/symptoms will affect your life in the future.
  • Any medical expenses dental costs that you have paid out because of what has happened.
  • Whether you have raised your concerns with the health professional already and if so, what they have said.
  • Any treatment that you still need to pay for.
Why to choose Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors for a Dental Negligence Claim?

Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors has a dedicated team with decades of combined experience in dealing with Dental Negligence Claims providing high quality legal representation exclusively for patients who have received negligent treatment form their dentist.

As Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors understands that each client is unique, we provide tailored advice and solutions to your individual circumstances.

Our Nicholson Jones Sutton Dental Negligence Specialists are sympathetic, understanding and will take the time to understand what you are going through, helping you get the answers and compensation you deserve.

Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors can usually act on your behalf on a No Win No Fee basis.

If you would like to discuss a matter or require some more information, please contact us via phone or email to arrange a free no obligation consultation.


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